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“Good food but not really Italian!”
Review of Contrapunto - CLOSED

Contrapunto
Price range: $24 - $95
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Old Town
Malta
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good food but not really Italian!”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Good main course however I have never ate plain pasta with veal in an Italian restaurant...
And Cassata Siciliana was disappointing..mainly vanilla ice cream with candid peel, chocolate and strawberry ice-cream...a far cry from the original cassata from Sicilly!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank JoannMalta
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

181 reviews from our community

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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Lexington, South Carolina
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195 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Did not meet expectations”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

We only had 3-nights in Zurich, and with 100's of restaurants to choose from we were hoping for some of the best. I did NOT use TripAdvisor for restaurant suggestions - my mistake.

I was passing by and the restaurant and menu looked nice so I made a reservation for dinner. The atmosphere is lovely, quiet and candlelit but that's all. The food was nothing special and the service was horribly slow. I did not expect that in Zurich and the couple next to us received perfectly timed service.

Everything is very expensive in Zurich and this was no exception. When you spend over $100.00 for a meal for two, no wine or drinks, I expect to at least get a delicious meal. We will not go back here, as there are many other choices in this perfect town!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank grandtraveler
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Zurich
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Disapointing”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

I just came out of the restaurant. Food is ok but expensive for the quality you get. Service is just ok, impression that you are disturbing them. Would have been an ok evening if they wouldnt have charged the full Kids menu price for our 2 children (3 and 6) while we just took a plate of pasta pomodoro for them but not the appetizer and the desert. The menu was with an appetizer and a desert additionally to the main courser (pasta). I told them kids are not that hungry, can we just get a plate of pasta pomodoro, nothing else. They said ok but never mentionned that they will charge the full menu. Very disapointing !! specially with kids of that age. The waitress called the boss after I asked her why it is so. Boss came to the table, told me Pasta are part of the menu and they only have one price, that's it !! extremly friendly. Result : Will not go there again.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Chris-Swiss-Traveler
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Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazing Truffle Risotto”
Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

Third time to visit this restaurant and it has not failed to impress. Great service, wine selection and atmosphere. Truffle season is a great time to visit this restaurant, as their white truffle risotto is a dish not to miss.

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Thank Sjayflo
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Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian restaurant”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is a very good Italian restaurant in the middle of the sentre of Zürich. The menu is wide and the food is great (this is not a pizza place). It fits nice for a late romantic dinner and as well as for bigger groups or familys. It offers a great service and a pleasant atmosphere. Try it!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank LeneBergwitzL
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